Murdered Russian traitor pilot likely had ‘secret’ refugee status in Spain – El Mundo - 1時間前  RT

The defector serviceman was reportedly found shot dead in a coastal Spanish town last week The Russian helicopter pilot who defected to Ukraine and was shot dead in Spain last week likely enjoyed state protection from Madrid, and may have been treated as a “secret political refugee” by the authorities, Spanish daily El Mundo reported on Wednesday. Maksim Kuzminov made headlines last August when he flew a Mi-8 military cargo helicopter to Ukraine. His defection resulted in the deaths of fellow crew members who were “liquidated,...more
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Ukraine can’t maintain advanced US-supplied weapons – Pentagon - 2時間前  RT

The US reportedly rushed vehicles to Kiev without factoring in necessary repairs The US has no plan in place to maintain, service or repair tanks, armored vehicles and air defense systems Washington has given to the Ukrainian military, Pentagon Inspector-General Robert P. Storch has admitted. The failure to plan “puts at risk Ukraine’s ability to fight effectively using the US-provided equipment, as well as the DoD’s readiness to address other national security threats if needed,” he added. Storch revealed in two redacte...more
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G20 not about geopolitics – China - 3時間前  RT

The intergovernmental forum should not be used as a platform for bickering, Beijing’s foreign ministry has said China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that the purpose of the G20 forum is to discuss matters of global economic cooperation and should not be used as a platform for amplifying geopolitical disagreements. The intergovernmental summit, which kicked off on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will act as the first major congress of key foreign ministers this year. The G20 Brazil website has listed several topics to be discus...more
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Scientists call for ditching ‘sexist’ dinosaur names - 5時間前  RT

The researchers also said they want new, more inclusive guidelines for naming species German paleobiologists have called for an overhaul of the system used in naming dinosaurs, arguing the current nomenclature contains nearly 100 “potentially offensive” names, Nature magazine reported on Tuesday, citing the team’s still-unpublished paper. A group of researchers analyzed the names of every dinosaur fossil from the Mesozoic Era, defined as between 251.9 million and 66 million years ago, combing through 1,500 species for names th...more
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Prof. Schlevogt’s Compass № 7: Five global supertrends that will transform the world during the new megacycle - 5時間前  RT

The old world is giving way to a new order. What key political-economic drivers of change are destined to shape our lives in the medium term? According to an adage that is popular in the financial community, economists are sufficiently competent to correctly predict ten out of five recessions. Despite this sobering statistic, I want to venture several conjectures regarding pivotal political-economic trends that will shape the world during the new “megacycle.”This upcoming secular (long-term) horizon may contain several business cycl...more
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Russia is ‘a war machine’ – Trump - 6時間前  RT

The ex-US president has opposed providing more aid to Kiev and urged NATO members in Europe to increase their defense spending Russia is a “war machine” that has defeated powerful invaders in the past, former US President Donald Trump said during a town hall meeting on Tuesday, as he explained his opposition to sending billions of dollars in additional aid to Ukraine. Trump, who is seeking a new presidential term in this year’s election, highlighted Russian military prowess after the town-hall host, Fox News’ Laura Ingra...more
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Can the EU be trusted with its own nukes? - 8時間前  RT

Scared of being abandoned by the US under Trump, European officials are floating the idea of the bloc’s own nuclear force With its farmers rebelling, its economy declining, and its traditional parties decaying, you’d think the European Union has enough to worry about at home. Yet its thoroughly detached elites love to think big. And what’s bigger than nuclear weapons? That’s how they have ended up falling for one of Donald Trump’s typically blunt provocations. The former – and likely future – American preside...more
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Carlson stands by claim that US tried to stop sit-down with Putin - 10時間前  RT

US spooks tipped off The New York Times about the plans then people started calling with questions, the media personality said The American intelligence community had the assistance of The New York Times in an apparent bid to stop Tucker Carlson from interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin, the conservative political commenter has claimed. The former Fox News host explained on Tuesday why he believes he had been spied-on before meeting the Russian leader earlier this month, when he discussed his experience in Moscow with Blaze TV founder ...more
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West ‘only making things worse’ for Ukraine – Russian ambassador - 13時間前  RT

Moscow is ready for dialogue, but has only received unacceptable proposals from Ukraine and its backers, Anatoly Antonov said By refusing to understand Moscow’s demands and continuing to arm Ukraine, the US and its allies are only aggravating the conflict, the Russian ambassador to Washington has said. Moscow is “adamant” that at some point it will achieve a peace deal with Kiev, despite resistance from the West, which “did everything to deprive Ukraine of its independence and turn it into an anti-Russian bridgehead,&rdq...more
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US blocks third Gaza ceasefire push at UN - 19時間前  RT

Washington has instead called for a temporary “pause” to fighting in the Palestinian enclave The United States has vetoed a UN Security Council measure calling for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, marking the lone ‘no’ vote on a draft that garnered support from 13 other members. Washington has used its veto power to block two prior attempts, arguing the move would not produce a “durable peace.” The call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire was shot down by the US delegation on Tuesday. While 13 nations in the 15-member ...more
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9 out of 10 Europeans think Ukraine will lose – poll - 2時間前  RT

Just two countries had a stronger view that Kiev would win, even before Avdeevka fell, the pollster found Only 10% of Europeans polled across 12 countries believe Ukraine will triumph over Russia on the battlefield, according to poll results published Wednesday by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). While twice as many (20%) expect Russia to emerge victorious, the prevailing opinion – shared by 37% of respondents – was that the conflict would end with some form of compromise settlement. Survey respondents in just two c...more
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UFC boss reveals Putin gifts to Russian star Khabib - 3時間前  RT

Khabib Nurmagomedov was congratulated by the Russian leader moments after a crucial title win, UFC chief Dana White says Khabib Nurmagomedov, one of Russia’s top combat sports athletes in history, received a telephone call – and some lavish gifts – from his country’s president Vladimir Putin in the moments after his victory over arch-rival Conor McGregor, UFC boss Dana White has revealed. The UFC 229 mixed martial arts fight in Las Vegas in October 2018, pitted the Dagestani grabber – arguably the sport’s mos...more
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The spy who compromised me: How one ‘mole’ almost brought down the CIA - 3時間前  RT

Thirty years ago, one man’s greed almost destroyed the information network of one of the world’s most powerful intelligence services. His love of the good life led to the greatest KGB success of the ‘80s. The fictional portrayal of spies as noble, intelligent, and resourceful heroes doesn’t look very convincing anymore. Even the latest James Bond character is far from perfect. These days, people are captivated by “imperfect”agents and failed missions. Perhaps this is tied to the fact that we have come to view intelligence agen...more
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Biden stumbles amid pressure to take cognitive test at upcoming physical - 5時間前  RT

Critics of the US president are increasingly questioning his physical and mental acuity US President Joe Biden tripped twice on Tuesday as he boarded Air Force One for a flight to California. Although the White House has insisted he is in excellent health, the 81-year-old Democrat has persistently refused to take a cognitive test during his annual health exams. Cameras at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland captured Biden stumbling while going up the steps to the presidential jet, barely avoiding a fall. The latest incident comes as the presiden...more
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Ukraine conflict cost Germany over 200BN euros – expert - 6時間前  RT

Following the start of hostilities, Berlin replaced Russian gas with costlier alternatives, with the industry bearing the brunt Germany has lost more than 200 billion euros ($216 billion) since the start of the Ukraine conflict nearly two years ago, the president of the German Institute for Economic Research, Marcel Fratzscher, has estimated. The expert told Die Rheinische Post that rising energy prices have been among the main contributing factors. For years, Germany’s prized industrial sector had been fueled by relatively inexpensive Ru...more
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British nuclear submarine test fails - 7時間前  RT

An unarmed Trident missile splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean moments after being fired from a sub The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said an “anomaly” occurred during the test-firing of a Trident missile from a British nuclear submarine off the coast of the US state of Florida last month, raising concerns about the effectiveness of London’s nuclear deterrent. The UK government confirmed on Wednesday that the drill – which reports say was observed by Defence Secretary Grant Shapps – had failed but insisted tha...more
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US parenting ‘influencer’ sentenced for child abuse - 9時間前  RT

Ruby Franke was arrested last year after her malnourished and injured son asked a neighbor for food and water An American mother of six whose parenting advice online drew in more than two million subscribers on YouTube, was sentenced on Tuesday to at least four years in prison on charges of aggravated child abuse. Franke, 42, who operated the now-deleted ‘8 Passengers’ video network online, was arrested last August in the US state of Utah when her malnourished 12-year-old son escaped from the home of another woman – Jodi Hilde...more
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Russia reacts to US vetoing Gaza ceasefire - 11時間前  RT

The solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict that Washington is pushing for doesn’t exist, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said By again vetoing a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, the US has shown a disregard for human life, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has claimed. On Tuesday, Washington blocked a third attempt by UNSC members to pause the fighting in Gaza. The Algerian-drafted resolution, calling for an immediate humanitarian truce, was backed by 13 nations in the 15-member body,...more
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Boris Johnson wanted $1 million for interview – Tucker Carlson - 16時間前  RT

The former Fox host accused Britain’s ex-prime minister of attempting a “shakedown” American journalist Tucker Carlson has said former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson would only agree to an interview if he received a $1 million fee. He made the claim following his high-profile interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Speaking to Blaze TV founder Glenn Beck for an interview that aired on Tuesday, Carlson contrasted his experience interviewing Putin with attempts to sit down with Johnson, who has slammed the former Fox host as a “to...more
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Israel has the same Western support as Hitler – Maduro - 1日前  RT

The president of Venezuela backed the assessment of the Gaza conflict made by his Brazilian counterpart Lula da Silva Modern Israel enjoys “the same encouragement, the same funding, and the same support” of the collective West like Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany before the World War II, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said. The president made the remarks on his own TV program With Maduro Plus, backing the assessment of the situation in the Middle East provided recently by his Brazilian counterpart Lula da Silva. “Po...more
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